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Why Oxidized Wines Are Bad but Oxidative Wines Are So Good

Why Oxidized Wines Are Bad but Oxidative Wines Are So Good

If you’ve ever found that a once-perfectly ripe banana is now unpleasantly spotted, or if you’ve ever painstakingly scraped a brown film off a half-eaten avocado for lunch, you’ve experienced oxidation. Just as the process can render food inedible, it can hamper winemaking and drinking as well. In fact, “oxidation” is counted as a fault in […]

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What Is Oxidation And What Is It Doing To My Wine?

What Is Oxidation And What Is It Doing To My Wine?

What’s the biggest, baddest, wine flaw of them all? Say hello to oxidation, your wine’s worst nightmare. But isn’t oxygen good for wine, you ask? What about everything we’ve learned about introducing oxygen to the glass (cue pretentious over-swirling of the wine) to bring out all of its deepest, darkest aromas? How can something we’ve […]

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3 Ways To Tell If Your Wine’s Gone Bad

3 Ways To Tell If Your Wine’s Gone Bad

If we’re being honest, there’s a solid chance most of us have powered through a glass—or three—of less than perfect wine before admitting to some flaws (personal, or the wine’s). But when a bottle of wine has really gone bad, even the thirstiest among us can’t rationalize another sip. But how can you tell if […]

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Why Are Wine Bottles Green?

Why Are Wine Bottles Green?

There are plenty of different bottle colors out there, but the most common color is green. While red Bordeaux’s are typically kept in dark green bottles, dry white Bordeaux’s are kept in lighter green ones. Burgundies and Rhones, along with Mosels, Alsaces, and plenty of Champagnes are also kept in green bottles. When it comes to […]

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How To Send Back A Bottle Or Glass Of Wine

How To Send Back A Bottle Or Glass Of Wine

You’re out to eat and you’ve ordered a bottle or glass of wine, but something just doesn’t taste quite right about it. Maybe the wine is corked, maybe it’s over-oxidized, or maybe you simply don’t like what you ordered. Sending back a bottle or glass of wine can be incredibly intimidating. Your mind is filled […]

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